Early Help & Safeguarding

At Shawclough School we are committed to Early Help. Our team in school consists of:

  • Julia Sandiford-Mitchell (Head Teacher)
  • Charlotte Keegan (Manager Rainbow provision)
  • Johannna Chamberalin (SENCo)
  • Claire Crawford (Assistant Headteacher)

About Early Help

Early Help is about helping children, young people and families to deal with any issues as early as possible, before they turn into big problems.

It is about providing information, advice or services at the right time to meet a family's needs and to support them in resolving any concerns as soon as they emerge.

Every family is unique and everyone can go through problems that are difficult to deal with. Often it's useful for families to know exactly who can help them, such as a council service, a charity or a health provider. Key workers such as teachers or children's centre staff can agree an action plan with you to make sure you get the right support. They can do this by doing an Early Help Assessment which brings together different services to discuss any concerns in your family and help you solve them. If you would like more information please contact the Early Help Assessment Team on 01706 925127. The Family Service Directory provides contact details and information about different services available and is a great way of finding local provision. If you can't find what you are looking for and need extra guidance please contact the Family Information Service on 01706 719900.

Who to contact:

Telephone: 01706 925127

E-mail: early.help@rochdale.gov.uk

Where to go:

Name of venue: Rochdale Borough Council

Venue address: Number One Riverside Smith Street Rochdale

Postcode: OL16 1XU

When is it on?

Date & Time Information

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.45pm

For further information please click the early help leaflet below:


Rochdale Family Information Service Rochdale Borough Council Number One Riverside Smith Street Rochdale OL16 1XU Helpline: 01706 719900 01706 719900 (Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.45pm)  Email: family.info@rochdale.gov.uk 

For information on Safeguarding and child protection at Shawclough Community Primary School please click the link below: